Windsor Spitfires beat Hamilton Bulldogs, forced Game 7 in OHL Championship – Hamilton | The Canadian News

As any hockey fan will tell you, there is nothing better than a Game 7.

The Hamilton Bulldogs and Windsor Spitfires will play Game 7 of the Ontario Hockey League championship game after the Spits ousted the Dogs. 5-2 Monday night.

Daniel D’Amico scored twice and former Bulldog Michael Renwick scored the game-winner late in the second period in what was a must-play for Windsor in front of 6,378 fans at the WFCU Center.

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D’Amico opened the scoring on a breakaway at 7:27 of the first period, while teammate Nicholas DeAngelis sat in the penalty box for holding.

Hamilton equalized at 15:54 of the first period when leading scorer Logan Morrison scored his first of two goals on the night, then added his second score 10:46 into the second frame.

The Spitfires came back late in the period when D’Amico scored his second goal with 76 seconds remaining in the second before Renwick gave Windsor the lead 47 seconds later with a blast from the spot that fooled Bulldogs goalkeeper Marco Costantini.

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Will Cuylle scored on the power-play, his team-leading 15th postseason goal, just 46 seconds into the third period and Pasquale Zito completed the scoring on a breakaway with 3:02 remaining in regulation.

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Game 7 between the Bulldogs and Spitfires is scheduled for Wednesday at 7 pm at the FirstOntario Center in Hamilton.

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OHL Championship Calendar

Game 1, Friday June 3 at Hamilton (Spitfires 4, Bulldogs 3 OT)
Game 2, Sunday June 5 at Hamilton (Bulldogs 5, Spitfires 4)
Game 3, Monday June 6 at Windsor (Spitfires 6, Bulldogs 3)
Game 4, Friday June 10 at Windsor (Bulldogs 3, Spitfires 2 OT)
Game 5, Sunday June 12 at Hamilton (Bulldogs 3, Spitfires 2)
Game 6, Monday June 13 at Windsor (Spitfires 5, Bulldogs 2)
Game 7, Wednesday, June 15 at Hamilton, 7:00 p.m.

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